News & Events the Week of March 4, 2019


Note early start time for next meeting!

When: Next open meeting, Monday, March 4, 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM
Where: 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence.

Highlights:

  • Movie Night March 4
  • Jo Comerford March 18

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Movie Night, March 4, 7PM (early start time)

We’re hosting a showing of the movie “Fix It-Healthcare at the Tipping Point”, ” … powerful documentary series reaches across the political and ideological divide. It makes the case for business leaders’ support for major healthcare reform and takes “money in politics” head on.”

Discussion will follow, led by a panel that includes Dr. Christopher Flory, Nancy Talanian (chairperson, Northampton hub, Western Mass. Medicare-for-All), and Larry Pareles (leader, Indivisible Northampton Medicare for All team).

See our Facebook Page


Jo Comerford, March 18

Senator Comerford will provide an update on her legislative priorities (both the bills she filed and those she co-sponsored) and discuss opportunities to work together to move them forward. She will look forward to hearing from resistance group members to discuss questions, concerns and ideas for shared action from our State House to our neighborhoods.


Team News

Elections Team

The Elections team usually meets on the 4th Thursday of the
month 7:30
Location TBD
Email Christina for Info
All are welcome!


Protecting Democracy Team

The next “Protecting Democracy” meeting will be on Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30 at Packard’s. We will be honing our new focus on immigration, and seeing some of Roswell’s new photos of the border near El Paso.

Our group meets upstairs at Packards at 7:30PM, usually on the third Wednesday of each month.


Medicare For All Team

Upcoming meetings will be focused on self-education and amplifying our message to build grass-roots support for a Medicare-for-All financing plan for Massachusetts.

We are happy to be hosting the showing of the move “Fix-It, Healthcare at the tipping point” at the next Indivisible meeting, on Monday, March 4, at 7 p.m. (see above).

As this newsletter was going to press, the Medicare for All bill was being submitted to the U.S. House today by Representative Jayapal, with many Democratic co-sponsors and supporters. We will review that bill carefully to see how it would affect a Medicare-for-All plan here in the Commonwealth.

For a summary of the main features of the Mass. Medicare-for-All bill,
see this slide show

Here’s the link to our Frequently Asked Questions

Also, there is a wealth of information on the website:
www.WMMedicareForAll.org


The full Western Mass. Medicare-for-All group meets at 6:30 pm, in the conference room at 20 Hampton Court, in downtown Northampton on the second Wednesday of each month,.

Northampton hub meets is on the third Wednesday of the month 7 pm at Pathways Co-Housing, in Florence.

Our next meetings are:

Full Western Mass. Medicare-for-All group:
Wednesday, March 13, at 6:30 pm,
in the Community Room at Hampton Court,
20 Hampton Ave, Northampton

Northampton Hub of West Mass. Medicare For All
Tuesday, March 20, at 7 pm,
at Pathways in Florence.
(Our hub group meets on the third Tuesday of each month)

Please come and join the team. We always welcome and appreciate new members.

For additional information, see:
Website: www.wmMedicareforall.org
Facebook: WMM4A
Email: info@wmMedicareforall.org


The Campus Outreach Committee

Our next meeting will be in March, time and place TBA.


Useful Links

Rise Up Western Mass Indivisible
Resistance events in the 413 area on ‘413 Taking Action’
Indivisible MA and the Indivisible MA Newsletter
Massachusetts Peace & Justice Network


Elected Officials

US Senate . Elizabeth Warren www.warren.senate.gov . 413-788-2690 . @SenWarren
US Senate . Ed Markey . www.markey.senate.gov . 617-565-8519 . @SenMarkey
US House . Jim McGovern . mcgovern.house.gov . 413-341-8700. @RepMcGovern
State Senate . Jo Comerford . General Court Website . 617-722-1532 . @Jo_Comerford
State House . Lindsay Sabadosa . State House Website . 413-270-1166 . @SabadosaMA

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of every month from 7:30 – 8:45. All are welcome.
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